Author: Sara Gifford

Plot Your Politics

ActiVote turns 5!

On January 3rd, 2019 we sat in a conference room and founded ActiVote. Today is our 5th birthday and we couldn’t be more excited for the year to come. Last year we made a few promises on what we wanted to accomplish and today we want to report back and make a new set of…
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ActiVote’s 2023 Impact Report

ActiVote is on a mission to educate voters so that they can confidently participate in every election.   Over the past 4 years, we have received many qualitative indications that we are succeeding in our mission: we receive overwhelmingly positive feedback from voters who enjoy the functionality we provide, we have more candidates for office participating…
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November 2023 – What’s on the Ballot?

Believe it or not – millions of Americans will have an election on November 7th, 2023! And you might be one of them. So what is at stake in this election? State Government Kentucky and Mississippi will elect new governors on November 7th as well as other key state officials. While both of these states…
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Vote Tripling

So I am that person. I am that person who is constantly nagging my friends and family to vote in upcoming elections. They get phone calls, they get text messages and they KNOW that I will ask them after election day if they’ve voted. I’ve certainly asked them all to sign up for ActiVote so…
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Who uses ActiVote?

We love activating voters. We work hard to reach a broad set of voters across the country and across the political spectrum. We frequently get asked where those users are and who they are. So far in 2023 we’ve seen a Supreme Court election in Wisconsin, local elections in Illinois in April and then local…
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ActiVote turns 4!

January 3rd is our ActiVote birthday and this year we turn 4 years old. Presidents serve a 4 year term and so do many governors and mayors and other local officials. The anniversary of our founding is a good moment for us to look back at what we’ve done and what we still want to…
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Voter Apathy or is it just difficult to cast a vote?

As you may or may not know while America may lead the world in many facets of life, voting is not one of them. Americans are generally not great voters, only 20-65% of Americans vote in a given election. If we look at the 2020 election which had record turnout, the result was still only…
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Local Legislative Launch

“We’re excited to partner with Activote to connect residents to information about their city government. It’s another great way to see what the City Council is working on, track issues, and learn about upcoming elections.”~ Casey Joe CarlMinneapolis City Clerk Your personalized democracy experience. That is our goal. And what is more personal than local…
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The 2022 Midterms

The midterms are upon us. For some it might feel like the 2020 Presidential election is barely in the rearview mirror and here we are again. So what are the midterms? When are they? How do I vote in the midterms? And why is it important for you to cast your vote this year? TL;DR:…
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Power of One Vote

We’ve all heard the message “Every Vote Counts” or “Your Vote Matters”. Still, many people don’t believe it and think that their vote doesn’t really make a difference. If that sounds familiar, please watch this video. By the end of this text, you just may have changed your mind. In 2019 I had just moved…
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